With overall sales still at a seasonal low, the Japanese video game charts have seen the latest in Sega's Shining
series of role-playing games enter straight in at number one with just over 78,000 unit sales. The PlayStation 2 exclusive is a follow-up to Shining Tears
, itself as spin-off from Sega’s Shining Force
series of strategy role-playing games.
The second highest new entry of the week is Western import favorite Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
on Nintendo DS, with almost 71,000 units sold.
The original game was a relative sales flop in Japan, with the Western spin-off Elite Beat Agents
faring little better in North America. Developer iNiS’s new game, though, finally seems to have found the sales success to match the critical acclaim heaped on the series.
The third new entry of the week, at number three, is Odin Sphere
. The new title, from Grim Grimoire
developers Vanilla Ware, is also a PlayStation 2-exclusive action role-playing game. However, with sales just over 59,000 it represents only a burgeoning success for publisher Atlus.
The rest of the top ten is largely the same as the previous week, although generally with even lower unit sales. Outside the top three, there are only two titles not for Nintendo formats: Final Fantasy Tactics
for PSP at number four and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd
for PSP at number twenty-three.
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|2||NE||Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2||Nintendo||DS||70,821|
|4||1||Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou||Square Enix||PSP||39,480|
|6||2||Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings||Square Enix||DS||23,904|
|7||4||Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training ||Nintendo||DS||18,790|
|8||7||Hajimete no Wii||Nintendo||Wii||18,179|
|9||5||New Super Mario Bros.||Nintendo||DS||17,862|
|10||8||Wii de Yawaraka Atama Juku||Nintendo||Wii||15,816|
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